Homecoming arrives on Friday, Sept. 26 when the Dublin Lions will face the Grape Creek Eagles at 7:30 p.m. at Dublin Memorial Stadium.
Dublin students will have the chance to welcome the Dublin Lions back home by dressing up during spirit week. Below is the schedule for Dublin campuses:
Monday, Sept. 22
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Thursday, Sept. 25
K-6th grade Twin Day
7th-12th It’s all about Class!
Seniors Gold, Juniors Green Sophomores Black
Freshman White, 8th grade Green & White
7th grade Black & White
Friday, Sept. 26
K-6th Spirit Day
7th-12th Kings & Queens
The Dublin Citizen encourages everyone to support their Dublin Lions but adults should make sure their employer is participating in spirit week before they show up for work in their pajamas.
Local support for 2001 Dublin High School Graduate Luke Wade has only gotten stronger as it gets closer to the Monday night premiere of NBC's The Voice (Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.) Wade has been spotted in several promotional spots for the new season as clips of him have appeared in advertising and programs like The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (Click here for the full story.) Chamber of Commerce members pooled funds together to pay for window paintings supporting the hometown favorite. Now, the Chamber is giving the community the chance to show their support wherever they go with 'I ❤ Luke Wade' t-shirts. Shirts are $10 each and available in all adult sizes at the Chamber office (111 S. Patrick, Dublin). For more information, call (254) 445-3422.
A 'watch party' has been set during the airing at Woody's place for fans to join Luke's home town in cheering him on.
This past weekend the Lady Lions traveled to Gatesville for their first tournament of the season. Dublin has been to the Gatesville tournament for over ten years and has never managed to bring home hardware from the big school tournament. This year the Lady Lions went with their mind set on bringing hardware home and that’s exactly what they did.
After losing the first game to Groesbeck Dublin had no other option but to win their next three games in order to place in the tournament. They took top honors in the consolation bracket by defeating Troy, Florence and Jarrell.
See more Lady Lions coverage in the Aug. 28 edition.
It was a close match between two longtime rivals as the Dublin Lions met the Hico Tigers in the Tarleton Fall Football Classic Thursday. Dublin came out to an early lead that was threatened in the second half, but Lions pulled ahead in the final minutes leading to a 23-20 victory to start their 2014-2015 season. Photos and the complete are available in the Sept. 4 edition.
Ruth Carpenter, 83, of Dublin went home to the Lord on Sept. 17, 2014.
She and her husband, Newell, moved to Dublin in 1976. She was a familiar face at Bill’s Dollar Store and later at Winn’s and Mott’s.
She is survived by her husband, Newell; a son, Gerald of Weatherford; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Carpenter of Houston; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Erath County.
Danny Hansard, 68, of Dublin died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Neil Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Barbee Cemetery in Erath County. Visitation will be 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at Stephenville Funeral home.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1946 in Fort Worth to the late Andrew and Irene Campbell Hansard. He married the love of his life Sherry McLenny on Sept. 2, 1965 in Fort Worth. She preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2010. Danny has resided in Dublin since 1987, and worked as a ranch hand for several years.
He is survived by his son, Tony Hansard of Fort Worth; daughters, Tammy Dalton of Abilene; Paula Cato and husband Elby of Dublin; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, brother, Jerry Hansard of Hamilton; many adoptive children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Hansard was preceded in death by his daughter, Shelley Cato; brother, Tommy Hansard; nephew, Tommy Lee Hansard and granddaughter, Felisha Cato.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.